Wake County Bail Bonds
When someone is arrested in Wake County, that person has two options:
- Sit in jail awaiting trial
- Post bail using cash or property
Contacting a local bail bondsman in Wake County should be your first step in posting bail. Call Winston Bail Bonding to get started with the necessary paperwork and payment arrangements to set your loved one free now.
Setting Bail in Wake County North Carolina
When someone is charged with a criminal act, that person must await their day in court in jail. However, many defendants will have the opportunity on receiving a bail amount for the crime in question. At this point, awaiting the trial date in jail is strictly optional. Within a few hours of being arrested, the person will have a brief session in court. During this session is where a date of trial and a bail amount is set.
Bail is a type of financial promise that is made to the court. Depending on the charge and severity, different amounts of bail can be set. Bail may range from $500 for something as a petty misdemeanor to a few hundred thousand for a felony charge. When you “post” bail, you are guaranteeing the courts as a sign of confidence, that the person charged will arrive at court to settle the charges. When the person charged meets their legal obligation, that money posted for bail is returned. However, should the person charged NOT go to court, then the money/bond is forfeited. Believe or not, the funds of the bond forfeited actually goes towards the Wake County school system.
- Remain Patient- All paperwork and payments must be completed before posting bail.
- Wait in your car or designated waiting area inside.
- Have necessary documents ready including payment.
- Don't skip bail or miss court
- Don't call or solicit another bail bondsman if Winston Bail Bonding agrees to post bail.
- Don't provide false information.
In the Wake County Bail Bonds process, you will pay a non refundable fee up to 15%. Cash or Property collateral may also be required to post bail. The Wake County jail requires that ALL bail bonding activities including completing paperwork and collection of payment be conducted off premises.